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Renaissance and medieval manuscripts collection

Pocket Bible.

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1240 - 1260
Place: Paris
Library locations
Manuscripts and Archives Division
Shelf locator: MssCol 2557
Shelf locator: MA 11
Religious books
Ownership: Belonged to W.A. McV. From R.L. Stuart collection (no. 3), bequeathed 1892.
Content: 53 lines in two columns, ruled in pencil, prickings visible, trace of quire signature f. 134?
Content: Alternating red and blue initials with opposing color penwork extending into borders; chapter numbers and names of books in red and blue; daubs of red as placemarkers; rubrics.
Content: De Ricci and Dr. Guest both place this manuscript in France, and Guest places it in Paris. De Ricci dates it to ca. 1300. Dr. Guest dates it to the mid-13th century.
Content: De Ricci, 1317. Chart by Dr. G.B. Guest.
Content: Initials with animal or human figures at opening of each book, often with elaborate extensions into borders.
Content: Parchment
Type of Resource
Still image
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12455533
MSS Unit ID: 2557
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): ffdd9250-c5ca-012f-2855-58d385a7bc34
Rights Statement
The New York Public Library believes that this item is in the public domain under the laws of the United States, but did not make a determination as to its copyright status under the copyright laws of other countries. This item may not be in the public domain under the laws of other countries. Though not required, if you want to credit us as the source, please use the following statement, "From The New York Public Library," and provide a link back to the item on our Digital Collections site. Doing so helps us track how our collection is used and helps justify freely releasing even more content in the future.

Item timeline of events

  • 1240: Created (Approximate)
  • 2015: Digitized
  • 2017: Found by you!
  • 2018

MLA Format

Manuscripts and Archives Division, The New York Public Library. "Explicit." The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1240 - 1260. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47da-e3a2-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Chicago/Turabian Format

Manuscripts and Archives Division, The New York Public Library. "Explicit." New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed July 24, 2017. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47da-e3a2-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

APA Format

Manuscripts and Archives Division, The New York Public Library. (1240 - 1260). Explicit. Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47da-e3a2-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Wikipedia Citation

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